If you’re looking for something to read, say, the latest trends on Internet threats, I have a whole bunch of them here for your online perusal. I’ve gone through them and I have a highlight from each of them:
- Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report, Volume 13 (3 MB)
Microsoft’s semi-annual security report, it reports on threats and data against all of its services including spam, malware, drive-by downloads and breaks out the data into geo-locations.
- M-Trends 2012: An Evolving Threat (Mandiant) (4.3 MB) (registration required)
A short (15 page) report that highlights some of the threats seen in the industry: how hackers get in, how malware is delivered, and so forth. Lots of pictures and easy on the eyes.
- Commtouch’s Internet Threats Report, October 2012 (1.1 MB)
An embedded slideshow about the latest threats that Commtouch sees: Malware, Spam, Web trends and Zombies.
- Trustwave’s 2012 Global Security Report (7.2 MB) (registration required)
Similar to Mandiant’s report above, but more data driven.
- Verizon 2012 Data Breach Report (3.3 MB)
A data-heavy description of data breaches and threats.
- APWG Global Antiphishing Survey, 2Q 2012 (1.5 MB)
The Antiphishing Working Group’s quarterly report on phishing trends.
- Sophos’s Security Threat Report 2013 (2.3 MB)
Getting a jump on next year, Sophos’s covers Java exploits, OS X threats and the long tail of targeted attacks.
- Panda Labs Quarterly Report, June – Sept 2012 (621 kb)
A quick summary of the various threats – mobile, messaging and malware.
- Internet Identity’s eCrime Trends Report, 3rd Quarter 2012 (808 kb)
One of this reports highlights is its discussion on the DNS Changer Working Group.
There is a lot of overlap between them: Mobile malware is growing; traditional malware is still a threat; and as consumers move to other platforms, criminals follow them.